Our Team

Give your child the gift of Art!

Children’s Art Classes offers your child a real studio-based art education. This four year proven curriculum has been developed in the Southwest over many years. This award-winning program has gained much recognition for the outstanding art work of its students. Young artists gain a competitive edge, while they develop skills in over 40 areas of art. T



barbara gay

Barbara Gay is a certified art teacher with over 25 years experience. She earned her degree in art education at the University of Wisconsin. Barbara has developed and implemented an in depth art curriculum for children that has gained much recognition in the Southwest over the past two decades. Her philosophy of art education focuses on building her students’ self-esteem through public recognition of their achievements. “The proof is in the pudding!” has been her motto. And…Teaching is Her Passion!

Stephanie larsen

Stephanie Larsen has studied art at the University of Colorado, at Boulder. Her emphasis in art is charcoal and pencil drawing. Stephanie has had the opportunity to work closely with the Founder of Children’s Art Classes, and has participated in the overall development of the Children’s Art Classes’ four year curriculum.


Jessica grotberg

Jessica Grotberg attended New Mexico State University where she studied design. She has been trained specifically in the Children's Art Classes Curriculum, and comes to the Orange Park location with enthusiasm and excitement. Mother of four, Jessica loves working with children. She anticipates building many wonderful relationships, along with the education of her students.